Kirk 'n Blair
Cherie Blair writes in her memoir that she's not a "conventionally good Catholic", presumably because of her enthusiastic pro-choice position. For her it seems Christianity is indivisible with her socialism. Unlike Obama, who would not admit to being a socialist, she embraces the label. The attraction of Christianity and socialism seem the same to her: the enpowering of the powerless. Russell Kirk writes of how Christianity and Marxism are not too far afield relative to Chinese culture, and how originally the Chinese thought of Marxism as a strictly European illness: "Between Confucian teachings and Marxist ideology there existed not even that link of heresy between Christianity and Marxism."